Trading Systems Insights

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Trade reconstruction: a growing pain point for firms

3rd January 2020

Company: SteelEye Ltd
It is no secret that financial firms across the spectrum have struggled to grapple with the influx of regulations over recent years. Just in 2018, more than 1,000 investment firms fell short of their transaction reporting obligations under Mifid II. Poor, untimely and inadequate data has also been cited as a continuous challenge by the regulator.... read more
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People moves: CSI, Investview, Crealogix and more

2nd January 2020

CSI appoints new CFO US-based computer services firm CSI announced on December 13 that Brian Brown has been appointed as the company’s chief financial officer, with immediate effect. “I am pleased to announce that Brian Brown has been named CSI’s new Chief Financial Officer,” says Steven Powless, chairman and... read more
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Report: Pressure on retail banktech as relations change

19th December 2019

Company: bobsguide
Over the past year credit risk has accumulated across portfolios, volatility in market rates has led to increased levels of interest rate risk, and yield curve inversions have become a serious concern for banks. Operationally, retail banks have had to adapt to difficult conditions in the face of mounting competition and pressure on bottom lines.... read more
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Q&A: Thought Machine CTO on agility, legacy systems, and cloud management

17th December 2019

Company: bobsguide
Previously a senior software engineer at Google, William Montgomery brought unique insights into developing large scale cloud infrastructure with him when he joined Thought Machine as chief technology officer. We caught up with Montgomery to discuss the move away from legacy systems and how banks are looking to the cloud. What previous... read more
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How AI can combat the growing menace of trade-based money laundering

9th December 2019

Company: Pelican
The menace of trade-based money laundering (TBML) is an increasing, yet often under-reported, financial and reputational risk to banks and a growing concern to governments and regulators. Transnational crime is worth up to $2.2trn each year and much of it is facilitated by various forms of trade-based money laundering. A PWC report stated that... read more
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The new radicals: a better approach to wealth technology

9th December 2019

The wealth industry has never found it easy to implement systems and adapt to new technologies. One reason for this is that there is a cultural divide between people who work in IT and people who manage money. That gap is reducing but nevertheless it remains. Compounding the issue, the technology landscape is now changing faster than ever and... read more
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FIA Tech’s Davis: Futures industry must prioritise tag 1031 codes

4th December 2019

Company: bobsguide
Brokers, exchanges, and clearing houses must make implementation of the Future Industry Association (FIA)’s execution source codes a priority to reduce friction in brokerage settlement according to the head of strategy for FIA Tech. “In the absence of the tag, the clearing broker has no idea how the trade was executed... read more
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How in-branch video banking enhances customer service experience

4th December 2019

Company: Auriga
While they turn to online banking, and given the rise in digital transformation, the most customers still appreciate the need for financial advice face-to-face, especially for complex transactions or help. Accenture’s recent study of financial service consumers show that on average two-thirds of consumers favour face-to-face interaction with... read more
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Review and evolve: The leverage ratio today, yesterday and tomorrow

29th November 2019

Company: bobsguide
Since regulators stepped up their inspections of leverage ratios about a decade ago, banks have been jittery about reporting requirements, and how much control they have relinquished in the name of transparent markets. Clearing, repo and a host of other desks have reconstituted the way they do things, much to their chagrin. But the formalities... read more
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Are deep fakes a threat to the future of identity verification?

29th November 2019

Company: NorthRow
New research shows an alarming surge in the creation of deep fake videos, with the number posted online almost doubling in the last nine months according to the BBC. President Obama’s famous lip-synching video went viral and the most recent deep fake is of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, who both appear to endorse each other to be the... read more